arithmetic mean


noun Statistics.

the mean obtained by adding several quantities together and dividing the sum by the number of quantities: the arithmetic mean of 1, 5, 2, and 8 is 4.

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Origin of arithmetic mean

First recorded in 1790–1800
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British Dictionary definitions for arithmetic mean

arithmetic mean

noun

an average value of a set of integers, terms, or quantities, expressed as their sum divided by their numberthe arithmetic mean of 3, 4, and 8 is 5 Often shortened to: mean Also called: average Compare geometric mean
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Medical definitions for arithmetic mean

arithmetic mean
[ ə-rĭthmĭ-tĭk ]

n.

The value obtained by calculating the sum of a set of quantities and then dividing that sum by the number of quantities in the set.average
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Scientific definitions for arithmetic mean

arithmetic mean
[ ăr′ĭth-mĕtĭk ]

The value obtained by dividing the sum of a set of quantities by the number of quantities in the set. For example, if there are three test scores 70, 83, and 90, the arithmetic mean of the scores is their sum (243) divided by the number of scores (3), or 81. See more at mean. Compare average median mode.
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